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good morning. thanks for joining us on this tuesday, march first. we've got a lot headed your way in this half hour of news 4 today. coming up... a siouxland man, accused of killing his own mother pleads guilty to the crime. we'll hear from jonathan neunaber as he describes his crime in detail from the courtroom. also, lead poisioning is something to be concerned about, especially if you live in an older home. how one siouxland man is making sure he and his wife ay safe. and later... we all know unicorns don't exist, but try telling that to some california residents who couldn't believe their eyes when one of the whimsical animals was spoted roaming the area.
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winter weather advisory remains in effect for parts of northern and eastern siouxland until 8 am the month of march will come in more like a lion (a rather tame/quiet one) than a lamb today as snow exits the viewing area early this morning leaving us cold and a little cloudy. we had a coating of the white stuff hre in sioux city last night as folks up to the north and east saw a few inches, so that is where road conditions will the the worst, so be sure to plan for a little longer commute this morning. we'll just see lingering flurries the rest of the morning with a few peeks of sunshine and highs near 30 degrees this afternoon. teeratures return to the 40s tomorrow as skies remain mostly cloudy ahead of another quick moving system that might drop a light rain/snow mix tomorrow night. we'll take another step back into the 30s behind said system on thursday, but friday is when better warmth not only arrives, but sticks around for a few more days. highs in the 50s will kick off the weekend before the 60s arrive sunday and monday. see graphics.
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we begin this mornrng with a guilty plea from an akron, iowa man accused of murder. yesterday, jonathan neunaber admitted to killing his mother, esther. he had previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. ktiv's tommie clark has the details from the hearing.
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commit suicide. "and then later i took some pills with t t idea we could all be buried t tether. obviously tha did not work i am still here." neunaber pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and an additiol count of willful injury. when he's sentenced, the judge could sentence neunaber to up to 60-years in prison. he will likely also have to pay restitution of $150,000. >> neunaber said he intended to cause serious injury to his
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were intentional. and, prior to her death, he had considered several other methods of killing her. this case began nearly two years ago. ktiv's robert lowe takak a look back on the murder, ththhunt for a killer, and the search fofojustice. july 9th, 20-14 started off as a normal summer day near akron, iowa. but, what happened inside the neunaber home was anything but ordinary-- for the quiet northwest iowa town. as the plymouth county sheriff investigated the property, they discovered the bodies of two people inside the home. eventually an autopsy revealed jonathan neunaber's father, 83 year-old donald neunaber, had died of natural causes. but, his mother, 80 year-old esther neneaber had en brutally beaten i iide the farm home. at first, police were unable to find jonathan neunaber, who authorities says was a "person of interest." but, the very next day he was located by police in la crosse, wisconsin. after he was extradited back to
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with first-degree murder. in august of 20-14 he appeared before a plymouth county judge and pleaded not guilty to the crime. but, monday, jonathan neunaber, pleaded guilty to willful injury and second-degree murder. as you just heard, he'll spend several decades behind bars. the sioux city teen, who's accused of shooting a police officer, has pleadededot guilty to the crime. court documents say 18-year-old isaiah mothershed pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder. police say mothershed shot officer ryan moritz during and incident at the valley park apartments on february 7th. he is also charged with fiveve counts of first-degrgr robbery in incidents dating back to december 7th. four other people linked to that series of robberies in sioux city have pleaded not guilty. 16-year-old jamaal ferguson, 19-year-old justin ferguson, 20- year-old robert seaberry and 16-year-old austin bulizak have all pleaded not guilty. they have been charged with first-degree robbery related to that shooting of a sioux city
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apartment complex on february 7th. four students were hurt after a shooting at an ohio high school yesterday. police say a 14-year-old student opened fire inside the madison junior-senior high school cafeteria yesterday morning. two students were shot and two others were hurt while trying to exit. all of their injuries are non-life threatening. police say the shooter ran from the building and dropped the weapon but was taken into custody near school grounds. police say thehedo have a motive but are not releasing it at this time. a raleigh, north carolina community is struggling to deal with an officer involved shooting that left one person dead. police say the shooting victim was wanted on felony drug charges and ran away from officics trying to arrest him. at some point during the chase, police say officer d-c twiddy shot and killed the man. rolanda byrd says her son, 24-year-old akiel denkins, was the victim.... but police have yet to confirm his identity. the state bureau of ininstigation has been called in
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virginia police officer ashley guindon will be laid to rest today. her body was escorted by dozens of police cars and motorcycles monday night to hylton memorial chapel, which is where her funeral service will be held today. the prince william county officer was shot and killed in the line of duty last saturday--it was guindon's first day on patrol. she and two other officers were responding to a domestic violence call when accused shooter ronald hamilton fired his gun and shot all three officers -- guindon was the only one to die from her injuries. the netflix original series "making a murderer" has gained national attention. now, the story made it's way to vermillion, south dakota. filmed over a decade, the series focuses on crime suspect steven avery, as he goes through a murder trial. though there's a lack of sufficient dna evidence in the case, avery was still convicted. a panel of vermillion law enforcement, along with public defenders, discussed how the case would play out in south dakota. "we think it's important that
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students and other students have a good perspective of types of situations that go on in law enforcement and how it applies to w," said usd law student, samantha berglin. the event drew appromately 20 usd students. a semi truck was sliced in half by a freight train yesterday in sioux city. around 5:30 in the afternoon a semi truck was crossing railroad tracks near lewis boulevard and singing hills boulevard. the oncoming train hit it, and spilled the truck's cargo of dry feed grade urea. officers say there were no injuries. fire rescue teams worked to make sure the accident was not a hazard for the environment. one siouxland mcdonald's restaurant decided to give back this leap day. yesterday, 20 percent of all sales at the vermilion, south dakota, mcdonald's benefitted local charities. in addition to the donation, the restaurant also hosted a canned food drop-off. in exchange, customers received a free cookie. "we all live here, you got people that obviously need help th food sometime, said
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a can and then we can show we appreciate our customers and that we do love our community." the event lasted all day. coming up next, a warning for families with small kids. why you should check the inside of your children's sippy cups.
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viewing area early this morning leaving us cold and a little cloudy. we had a coating of the white stuff here in sioux city last night as folks up to the north and east saw a few inches, so that is where road conditions will the the worst, so be sure to plan for a little longer commute this morning. we'll just see lingering flurries the rest of the morning with a few peeks of sunshine and highs near 30 degrees this afternoon. temperatures return to the 40s tomorrow as skies remain mostly cloudy ahead of another quick moving system that might drop a light rain/snow mix tomorrow night. we'll take another step back into the 30s behind said system on thursday, but friday is when better warmth not only arrives, but sticks around for a
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the 60s arrive sunday and monday. see graphics. >> a couple in oregon made a potentially harmful discovery in their child's sippy cup: mold. it's reportedly part of a nationwide problem with the tommee tippee cup lids. katherine kisiel reports.
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bought these ones. on wednesday, her husband saw a disturbing story online about mold and gunk stuck in the stoppers of this particular brand. (sarah wright/ concerned mother) when he came home last night, he tore them open and the same thing. (concerned father) just disgust, i mean i probably wouldn't have bought them, clearly, if i knew they had this problem. (sarah wright/ concerned mother) and i was like, oh my gosh i can't believe it's just been sitting in there and we were shocked that it would even be that much. now the family is worried about the twins' health. (sarah wright/ concerned mother) my kids kinda having cold lately, well maybe that's why or are they going to get sick from this? because we've only had them for four months. the company, tommee tippee, is aware of the situation, responding on its facebook page, telling customers they'll receive replacement parts. and that it plans on redesigning the product, which will be available in a couple of months. nats - are you being shy? but sarah wants parents to know
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(sarah wright/ concerned mother) other parents, their kids might bebegetting sick k r are sick rom the mold and that's just horrible. >> that was katherine kisiel reporting. the issue with the cups apparently first came to the company's attention when a woman in canada posted photos on facebook. those photos were shared more than 45-thousand times. coming up next on news 4 today... cases of lead poisoning in iowa have been historically four times the national average. what one local homeowner has
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> lead poisoning is a health threat that lurks in homes, and affects thousand of kids each year. and, cases of lead poisoning in iowa historically have been four times the national average. ktiv's tiffany lane spoke with a sioux city homeowner who's taking steps to lead a lead-free life.
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worried about," said michelle clausen rosendahl, environmental health director at the sixland district health department. "and the reasons for that are that they're behavior just makes them more susceptible to lead poisoning." rosendahl says kids around two years old like to crawl around on the floor and put things in their mouths that may have lead. that includes dust from lead-based paint. the impact can last a lifetime. "the first thing that can be affected at the more lower levels, is that developing nervous system," said rosendahl. "and so it can cause things like a lowered iq or behavioral problems later on." and those kids don't always have to be living in the home to be exposed to lead. su "kruse and his wife have been living in the home behind me for nearly 12 years. and when it comes to lead poisoning, the precautions they take aren't only for themselves." "when we first moved in, we actually repainted the walls concerning the lead and thought it would be safer, you know, with my grandkids and stuff that come over every now and then," said kruse. just a few steps kruse takes to live a lead-free life. in sioux city, tiffany lane,
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there's a program in sioux city that removes lead hazards in homes. sioux city is one of 18 cities nationwide to receive a grant from the department of hououng and urban development. that 2-point-7 million dollar grant goes toward about 120 homes around the city that qualify to have lead removed. grants include the inspection as well as the improvements that are made to the house. "we have had families that have some back and said what a great experience it's been and the work that they've done - that we've done on their house, they would not normally be able to afford has been great benefit to them." said jill wanderscheid, neighborhood services manager for sioux city. in order to qualify for the grant, there are three requirements. your home or apartment must be built before 1978 in sioux city. you need to have at least one child five years of age, or younger, in the home at least ten hours a week. and, your household income must be at, or below, 80 percent of the area median income for woodbury county. for anyone interested in applying, there is a link to the application inside this
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ktiv.com you're probably waking up to a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning. how long will it stick around? ben's in next with the details. and it's not something you see every day. a unicorn on the road. we'll tell you how the magical creature escaped and made a run
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residents of one california community couldn't believe their eyes when they saw what they thought was a tiny unicorn roaming the area. the pretty pony wasn't quite what people thought -- but she did lead police on a chase they won't soon forget. patrick nelson has the story
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makes a child's dreams come true-- she appears to be a real life unicorn that makes a living posing for pictures. but wednesday she had other ideas. (tatum boos/daugher of sandra boos) "she got afraid and then she pulled it out of the guys hand and then she runned away." people driving down avenue 12 in madera ranchos called 9-1-1 with an unlikely story-- (ofc. josh mcconnell/cal ifornia highway patrol) "the calls were coming in as a unicorn running around out there on the roadway." unicorns are mythical creatures-- people don't see them-- juliette lived up to the legend. leading the califonia highway patrol and area residents on a chase that lasted more than three hours. (sandra boos/juliette' s owner) "she was running a muck in a couple of orchards with some white blooms so she kind of blended in with the scenery as well and she's not real tall so she turned out to be stealthier
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a bizarre scene-- and heartbreaking for juliette's best friend. (tatum boos/daugher of sandra boos) "i was afraid and then we had to catch her in the dark." with the c-h-p helicopter shining its spotlight-- renee pardy rode in on her horse, shady. they are old friends of juliette's. (renee pardy/recaptu red juliette) "they had met before and i kind of just walked off with my horse and she followed and luckily we had another ranchos resident to help get us on the property and get her into a closed spot." (sandra boos/juliette' s owner) "the call came out "the unicorn was in custody" and i think as tense as the situation was i think it was the comedic relief that was needed at the time and i laughed and i cried and i thanked god.' with nobody hurt it's a fairytale ending for this pony-- but according to tatum she has some explaining to do. (tatum boos/daugher of sandra boos) "she gotted a time out because she was being a bad pony."
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it's . when we come back... it's super tuesday. today could make or break presidential candidates on the campaign trail. that story is just ahead for you on news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at
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ktiv-dot-com community calendar. good morning and welcome back. it's super tuesday, a big day on the campaign trial for presidential candidates.
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voting goes, it could end some campaigns and solidify others. more from washington about what to watch for today. also, school officials and parents react to south dakota's controversial bathroom bill. we'll hear from them and what it means for the state's and later... from vegetable and coconut to olive and seasame, there are plenty of cooking oils on store shelves, but which ones are the healthiest? we'll do the compairson in today's healthbeat 4 report.
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it's finally here - super tuesday! 12 states - hundreds of delegates... and 7 candidates... all hoping to stay in the race. tracie potts has our preview this morning from washington.
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aiming to collect enough delegates to remain compeititive. (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :10- :15) "a vote for donald trump tomorrow is literally a vote for hillary clinton." for ted cruz, that means winning his home state, texas: (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :19- :28) "what we will see, i believe, is donald trump and me coming out both with a significant chunk of delegates and everyone else far behind." there could be trouble for trump this super tuesday: buzzfeed reports there's a secret new york times tape where trump reportedly rejects his own promises to close the border. (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :39- :44) "you should be very troubled by a candidate like donald trump who tells the new york times one thing and the voters another." (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :45- :52) "trump should ask the ny times to release the audio of his interview with them so that we
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truly elieves." bernie sanders is hoping to pick up wins today at home in vermont... massachusetts.. the midwest -- and maybe texas: (sot: bernie sanders/ (d) presidential candidate :59- 1:00) too quick to chyron "i think we'll do better there than people think." hillary clinton's already looking past super tuesday, focusing on trump: (sot: hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate 1:06-1:14) "at some point you can't just say whatever pops into your head if you want to be the president of the united states of america." republicans are looking ahead too, concerned whether trump can beat clinton in november. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> orange city, iowa residents will head to the polls today to decide if their local fire department will expand. the current station was built in 1973 and houses the trucks and gear. the orange city fire chief says the expansion is all about the safety of the firefighters. the polls will open at 7 this morning and remain open until 8 tonight at the living waters church. south dakota governor dennis daugaard has to act today on a bill requiring transgender students to use a restrooms according to their sex at birth. ktiv's michelle schoening spoke with parents to get their reaction as decision day draws near.
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transition they should go with what they're comfortable with. and that should go with the side of the times," lori zanarani, parent. under the bill, schools must provide reasonable accommodations for transgender students' needs. that could mean anything from a single stall restroom, a unisex restroom or a private bathroom somewhere else in the school building. the superintenden t of dakota valley schools says they're equipped to make those accommodations. "there's a family restroom which is a unisex restroom in the new high school. also, all our nurses offices have restrooms in them which are unisex restrooms," said al leber, superintendent of dakota valley. "while parents are understanding of the change, some believe that kind of exposure at such a young age could be confusing to their children," said michelle schoening, siouxland's news channel. "as they get older and into high school and college, it's fine they're a little more understanding of stuff. at this age there's going to be so many questions and so much curiosity," said skye sample, parent. a mother of two middle school boys has the same concern. "i don't want them to have to deal with the sexual connotation involved with having mixed genital parts in the same area while they are changing," said tanya reyes, parent. if the governor dennis daugaard takes no action, the bill will automatically become law. in north sioux city, south dakota, michelle schoening, ktiv
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according to the american civil liberties union more than two dozen similar bills have been filed in state legislatures across the country in the first two months of 2016. the family of late supreme court justice antonin scalia will hold a memorial in his honor tomorrow. it will be held at the mayflower hotel in washington d-c. scalia died on february 13-th in texas. multiple supreme court justices are expected to give remarks at the memorial service. after 340 days in space, scott kelly is set to return to earth today. he's been at the international space station longer than than any other u-s astronaut. and he also has the record for the most cumulative time in space, spending 520 days total in orbit. kelly's latest mission has been focused on science.
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missions on the human body, in hopes of future missions to mars. the sioux city police association has donated money to a center that serves child victims of abuse. mercy's child advocacy center was presented a check for $5,000 yesterday. the money will go toward the center's move to a new and larger facility at 7th and jackson streets. "this is going to increase the ability to see children in a more timely fashion," said lea greathouse, executive director of the mercy medical center foundation. "we're going to go from one interview room to three, from one exam room to two." the center serves children in 35 counties. it has worked with more than 15-thousand children since the program began in 1989. members of the police department have been involved with the child advocacy center for years in areas of child abuse investigations.
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journal, the odds of being born on leap day are 1 in 1,461. unitypoint health- st. luke's in sioux city welcomed one of those newborns yesterday afternoon. nats of baby crying meet zoey boltjes. zoey came into the world at 2:19pm. she's 18 inches long, and weighs seven pounds, eight ounces. zoey's parents, andrew and trisha, are happy that she's finally here and healthy. they're also excited about one perk of having a leap day baby. "she'll be 21 when she's 84," said father, andrew knight. "something like that," said mother, trisha. "i'm happy about that," said andrew. zoey was one of five leap day babies born at st. luke's, yesterday. cooking oils are a common
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coming up in healthbeat 4, how to know which ones to use to make your meals
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will kick off the weekend before the 60s arrive sunday and monday. see graphics. >> there are a number of different cooking oils available at most supermarkets today and the options can be overwhelming . haley hernandez spoke with a dietitian about the healthiest choices in today's healthbeat 4.
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(sot: chris nixon, dietitian) "you never want to cook with flaxseed oil, in fact, you actually want to keep it refrigerated to prevent it from being oxidized" she says oxidized oils can cause stroke and high cholesterol... (sot: chris nixon, dietitian) "it can lead to cardiovascula r disease and increased risk for cancer as well." medium heat may take longer... but you have plenty of options for oils that can cook at stovetop temperatures between 300-500 degrees... (sot: chris nixon, dietitian) "if you're doing more of a stir fry or baking or cooking, then the grapeseed or the evoo, peanut oil or canola oil would be good options." for high temps, like searing or browning meat... our dietitian has one favorite... (sot: chris nixon, dietitian) "for cooking, i would go with the sunflower oil. it's got a very light mouth feel so it doesn't have a strong flavor and it's got a high flash point so i know im safe if im cooking with sunflower oil." another thing to consider is whether your oil has the unsaturated fats like you want: that's sunflower, canola, olive and grapeseed oils... the most saturated fats are in, what she calls "tropical oils." (sot: chris nixon, dietitian) "bc saturated fat we know its linked to heart disease and
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cholesterol, i would not use coconut oil." >> that was haley hernandez
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straight ahead on news 4 today... apple is getting ready to release the new i-phone this month. and a lawsuit has ensured that your subway foot long will actually be 12 inches.
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late-day selling pushed u.s. stocks to a loss yesterday and erased nearly all of the market's gains for the month. nine of the 10 market sectors fell monday as investors lost enthusiasm for stocks after two straight weekly gains.
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finish at 16,516. the nasdaq and the s&p 500 lost 15 points. apple is reportedly weeks away from releasing a new iphone and ipad. with more on that story and other business news, here's ktiv's kaitlyn kinney.... thanks guys. according to multiple media reports, apple will debut a new phone and tablet on march 21st. the long-rumored 4- inch i-phone s-e is said to have a faster chip than current iphone models. the new ipad pro is said to have a 9-point-7-inch screen and a handful of new features. apple is reportedly also releasing new versions of the apple watch on that day. the release would come one day before apple is scheduled to meet with the
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would require apple to unlock a phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. good news for those cruising with carnival. the cruise line has improved its on board beverage package by adding pricier drinks to the program. the program now includes drinks costing up to 50 dollars. previously, the ceiling had been ten dollars.... leaving many top-shelf liquors beyond reach when purchasing the beverage package. carnival's enhanced cheers beverage program takes effect today. nasa is investing in the potential revival of supersonic jet travel. the space agency has granted a 20-million dollar contract to lockheed martin to develop a passenger jet that can fly faster than the speed of sound. nasa says the plan is intended to make flying safer, greener and quieter. the jet would use technology to create a soft thump instead of rattling sonic boom while in flight. and subway customers will get a foot-long sub when they order a "footlong." just last week, a judge granted final approval to a
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lawsuit filed against subway to ensure its bread is at least 12 inches long. the suit was filed after an australian teenager in 2013 posted an image on facebook of his sandwich that was only eleven inches. as part of the settlement, subway has agreed to implement practices to ensure
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thanks, kaitlyn. coming up after the break, we'll take a look at today's top siouxland headlines. plus, ben's back with his forecast. and a 1989 oscar-winning movie is headed to broadway.
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few more days. highs in the 50s will kick off the weekend before the 60s arrive sunday and monday. see graphics. >> > a guilty plea from jonathan neunaber in the murder of his mother tops our siouxland headlines this morning. the akron, iowa man pleaded guilty to second- degree murder and willful injury as part of a plea agreement monday in plymouth county court. the 46-year-old neunaber admitted that he killed his mother by repeatedly hitting her with a steel pipe. neunaber told the judge he didn't want the responsibility of having to be the man of the house after his father died of natural causes. the deal calls for a 60-year prison sentence. the sioux city teen accused of shooting and wounding a police officer is pleading not guilty. 18-year-old isaiah mothershed is charged with two counts of attempted murder. police say mothershed shot officer ryan moritz during an investigation at a local apartment on
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counts of first-degree robbery in incidents dating back to december 7th. today's the deadline for south dakota governor dennis daugaard to make a decision on the transgender bathroom bill. the measure approved by the legislature would require school students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their biological sex. if governor daugaard takes no action, it will become law without his signature. and unitypoint health- st. luke's welcomes not one, not two, but five leap day babies! this is one of them. zoey boltjes was born at 2:19 yesterday, february 29th. her parents are andrew and trisha. little zoey is happy and healthy, and mom and dad say they're excited that since she is a leap year baby, she'll be 21 when she's 84. two oscar-winning films are headed to china! david daniel has that and more in the hollywood minute.
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already." "the revenant," set in frontier america, is asia-bound. according to deadline, the triple- oscar-winner will open in china on march 18th. it's not the only oscar- winning film headed to china: the same chinese film group has also acquired the rights to "room," starring best actress winner brie larson. "language was developed for one endeavor, and that is..." "uh, to communicate." "no! to woo women." "dead poets society" will try to woo theater- goers! the oscar-winning 1989 movie is bound for the off-broadway stage. "the wrap" reports, new york's classic stage company will feature a musical version of the film about prep school students defying authority, premiering in october. (singing) "what do you mean? oh..." and justin bieber is celebrating his 22nd birthday in las vegas! at least, his new wax statue is! madame tussauds says 20 artists "dedicated" three months updating bieber's
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tuesday, including more than 50 tattooes. looks like it can do everything but... blow out his birthday candles. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. >> coming up in our third half hour.... the man accused of killing his mother pleaded guilty yesterday. we'll have the latest from his court case. and newell-fonda and western christian move into the semifinals. highlights from the state tournament coming up in the
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good morning. thanks for joining us on this tuesday, march first. we've got a lot headed your way in this half hour of news 4 today. coming up... a siouxland man, accused of killing his own mother pleads guilty to the crime. we'll hear from jonathan neunaber as he describes his crime in detail from the courtroom. also, lead poisioning is something to be concerned about, especially if you live in an
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man is making sure he and his wife stay safe. and later... we all know unicorns don't exist, but try telling that to some california residents who couldn't believe their eyes when one of the whimsical animals was spoted roaming the area. but first, here's ben.
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we begin this morning with a guilty plea from an akron, iowa man accused of murder. yesterday, jonathan neunaber admitted to killing his mother, esther. he had previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. ktiv's tommie clark has the details from the courtroom.
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of willful injury. when he's sentenced, the judge sentence neunaber to up to 60-years in prison. he will likely also have to pay restitution of $150,000. >> neunaber said he intended to cause serious injury to his
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were planned. and, prior to her death, he had considered several other methods of killing her. this case began nearly two years ago. ktiv's robert lowe takes a look back on the murder, the hunt for a killer, and the search for justice. july 9th, 20-14 started off as a normal summer day near akron, iowa. but, what happened inside the neunaber home was anything but ordinary-- for the quiet northwest iowa town. as the plymouth county sheriff investigated the property, they discovered the bodies of two people inside the home. eventually an autopsy revealed jonathan neunaber's father, 83 year-old donald neunaber, had died of natural causes. but, his mother, 80 year-old esther neunaber had been brutally beaten inside the farm home. at first, police were unable to find jonathan neunaber, who authorities says was a "person of interest." but, the very next day he was located by police in la crosse, wisconsin. after he was extradited back to iowa, he was eventually charged with
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in august of 20-14 he appeared before a plymouth county judge and pleaded not guilty to the crime. but, monday, jonathan neunaber, pleaded guilty to willful injury and second-degree murder. as you just heard, he'll spend several decades behind bars. the sioux city teen, who's accused of shooting a police officer, has pleaded not guilty to the crime. court documents say 18-year-old isaiah mothershed pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder. police say mothershed shot officer ryan moritz during and incident at the valley park apartments on february 7th. he is also charged with five counts of first-degree robbery in incidents dating back to december 7th. four other people linked to that series of robberies in sioux city have pleaded not guilty. 16-year-old jamaal ferguson, 19-year-old justin ferguson, 20- year-old robert seaberry and 16-year-old austin bulizak have all pleaded not guilty to first-degree robbery.
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shooting at an ohio high school yesterday. police say a 14-year-old student opened fire inside the madison junior-senior high school cafeteria yesterday morning. two students were shot and two others were hurt while trying to exit. all of their injuries are non-life threatening. police say the shooter ran from the building and dropped the weapon but was taken into custody near school grounds. police say they do have a motive but are not releasing it at this time. virginia police officer ashley guindon will be laid to rest today. her body was escorted by dozens of police cars and motorcycles monday night to hylton memorial chapel, which is where her funeral service will be held today. the prince william county officer was shot and killed in the line of duty last saturday--it was guindon's first day on patrol. she and two other officers were responding to a domestic violence call when accused shooter ronald hamilton fired his gun and shot all three officers -- guindon was the only one to die from her injuries.
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"making a murderer" has gained national attention. now, the story made it's way to vermillion, south dakota. filmed over a decade, the series focuses on crime suspect steven avery, as he goes through a murder trial. though there's a lack of sufficient dna evidence in the case, avery was still convicted. a panel of vermillion law enforcement, along with public defenders, discussed how the case would play out in south dakota. "we think it's important that law students and other students have a good perspective of types of situations that go on in law enforcement and how it applies to law," said usd law student, samantha berglin. the event drew approximately 20 usd students. an unusual sight on the roads of california. up next, the unicorn that gave police a run for their money. and i'll have your complete
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residents of one california community couldn't believe their eyes when they saw what they thought was a tiny unicorn roaming the area. the pretty pony wasn't quite what people thought -- but she did lead police on a chase they won't soon forget. patrick nelson has the story
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story-- (ofc. josh mcconnell/cal ifornia highway patrol) "the calls were coming in as a unicorn running around out there on the roadway." unicorns are mythical creatures-- people don't see them-- juliette lived up to leading the califonia highway area residents on a chase that lasted more than three hours. (sandra boos/juliette' s owner) "she was running a muck in a couple of orchards with some white blooms so she kind of blended in with the scenery as well and she's not real tall so she turned out imagined." a bizarre scene-- and heartbreaking for juliette's best friend. (tatum boos/daugher of sandra boos) "i was afraid and then we had to catch her in the dark." with the c-h-p helicopter shining its spotlight-- renee pardy rode in on her horse, shady. they are old friends of juliette's. (renee pardy/recaptu red juliette) "they had met before and i kind of just walked off with my horse and she followed and luckily we had another ranchos resident to help get us on the property and get her into a
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boos/juliette' s owner) "the call came out "the unicorn was in custody" and i think as tense as the situation was i think it was the comedic relief that was needed at the time and i laughed and i cried and i thanked god.' with nobody hurt it's a fairytale ending for this pony-- but according to tatum she has some explaining to do. (tatum boos/daugher of sandra boos) "she gotted a time out because she was being a bad pony." >> several high school teams trying to make it to the iowa state championship game. we'll have highlights from four of those games, including fifth-ranked okoboji facing fourth- ranked pekin.
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siouxland teams went 4 and 1 on the opening day of the iowa girls state basketball tournament. ktiv's brad pautsch has more in the sports fource morning wrap.
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17-15 at the half. third quarter is when the knights began to pull away - anna kiel beats the defense easily - pushing the unity lead to 7. then in the 4th quarter - kiel and diedra noteboom get a breakaway - noteboom finishes, unity advances to the semifinals 52-33. fifth-ranked okoboji facing fourth-ranked pekin. pekin was up by 13 at the break - cassidy tolle with the three as the panthers led 23-10 at half. in the third quarter - boji chips away at that lead - emily wintz on the drive - rattles it home - the pioneers outscored pekin 19-to-6 in the third. okoboji down 1 in the fourth - molly mitchell - she was great in this game - 19 points, 9 rebounds - it's tied. this was the big shot - shaelyn adams - for three - makes it 38-35 - that put okoboji on top for good. in their first state trip - the pioneers head to the semis, 48-44. top-ranked western christian facing 8th-ranked central decatur -- who was 23 and 1. first quarter - western in transition - finding erica feenstra in the corner for a three-ball. then - more from deep - payton harmsen hits from the other wing - western already up 6. the triples were working for the wolfpack early on - feenstra was digging the corner - cans another one. second quarter, wolfpack already up 13 - ashtyn veerbeek pounds
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points, 11 boards... newell-fonda facing undefeated exira-ehk. newell-fonda up 21-20 at the break - 3rd quarter - erin gerke to the hole - mustangs down 1. tight game in the 3rd quarter - kealey nelson up and in for the spartans - nelson had 17 points. exira-ehk was back up 1 - until mallory sievers gets a good look underneath - newell-fonda takes a one-point lead. they'd pull away in the 4th - the mustangs had 23 steals - gerke turning them into points - 15
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for more go to ktiv.com. i'm brad pautsch with the sports fource morning wrap. >> a little snow on the ground this morning. but it won't last too long. ben's in next with the forecast. and cases of lead poisoning in iowa have been historically four times the national average. what one local homeowner has done to reduce the risk. the new subway spring garden chicken salad sandwich. rotisserie-style chicken raised without antibiotics... blended with green onion seasoning and light mayo. topped with mild cheddar cheese and veggies, all on freshly-toasted bread. people aren't just eating them... (inhale) ...they're inhaling them. (exhale)
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lead poisoning is a health threat that lurks in homes, and affects thousand of kids each year. and, cases of lead poisoning in iowa historically have been four times the national average. ktiv's tiffany lane spoke with a sioux city homeowner who's taking steps to lead a lead-free life.
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the siouxland district health department. "and the reasons for that are that they're behavior just makes them more susceptible to lead poisoning." rosendahl says kids around two years old like to crawl around on the floor and put things in their mouths that may have lead. that includes dust from lead-based paint. the impact can last a lifetime. "the first thing that can be affected at the more lower levels, is that developing nervous system," said rosendahl. "and so it can cause things like a lowered iq or behavioral problems later on." and those kids don't always have to be living in the home to be exposed to lead. su "kruse and his wife have been living in the home behind me for nearly 12 years. and when it comes to lead poisoning, the precautions they take aren't only for themselves." "when we first moved in, we actually repainted the walls concerning the lead and thought it would be safer, you know, with my grandkids and stuff that come over every now and then," said kruse. just a few steps kruse takes to live a lead-free life. in sioux city, tiffany lane,
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there's a program in sioux city homes. sioux city is one of 18 cities nationwide to receive a grant from the department of housing and urban development. that 2-point-7 million dollar grant goes toward about 120 homes around the city that qualify to have lead removed. grants include the inspection as well as the improvements that are made to the house. "we have had families that have some back and said what a great experience it's been and the work that they've done - that we've done on their house, they would not normally be able to afford has been great benefit to them." said jill wanderscheid, neighborhood services manager for sioux city. in order to qualify for the grant, there are three requirements. your home or apartment must be built before 1978 in sioux city. you need to have at least one child five years of age, or younger, in the home at least ten hours a week. and, your household income must be at, or below, 80 percent of the area median income for woodbury county. for anyone interested in applying, there is a link to the
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ktiv.com it's . when we come back... it's super tuesday. today could make or break presidential candidates on the campaign trail. that story is just ahead for you on news-4 today. first though.. here's a look at some of the events on the
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good morning and welcome back. it's super tuesday, a big day on the campaign trial for presidential candidates. coming up... depending on how voting goes, it could end some campaigns and solidify others. more from washington
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also, school officials and parents react to south dakota's controversial bathroom bill. we'll hear from them and what it districts. and forget the pepperoni or sausage, how about a presidential candidate as a topping to your favorite pizza? one restaurant in alabama is baking up the speciality pies in time for super tuesday. but first ben....
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skies remain mostly cloudy ahead of another quick moving system that might drop a light rain/snow mix tomorrow night. we'll take another step back into the 30s behind said system on thursday, but friday is when better warmth not only arrives, but sticks around for a few more days. highs in the 50s will kick off the weekend before the 60s arrive sunday and monday. see graphics. >> it's finally here - super tuesday! 12 states - hundreds of delegates... and 7 candidates... all hoping to stay in the race. tracie potts has our preview this morning from washington.
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on his frontrunner status today... with his closest challengers aiming to collect enough delegates to remain compeititive. (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :10- :15) "a vote for donald trump tomorrow is literally a vote for hillary clinton." for ted cruz, that means winning his home state, texas: (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :19- :28) "what we will see, i believe, is donald trump and me coming out both with a significant chunk of delegates and everyone else far behind." there could be trouble for trump this super tuesday: buzzfeed reports there's a secret new york times tape where trump reportedly rejects his own promises to close the border. (sot: ted cruz/ (r) presidential candidate :39- :44) "you should be very troubled by a candidate like donald trump who tells the new york times one thing and the voters another." (sot: marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate :45- :52) "trump should ask the ny times to release the audio of his interview with them so that we can see exactly what it is he truly believes." bernie sanders is hoping to pick up wins today at home in vermont... massachusetts.. the midwest -- and maybe texas:
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presidential candidate :59- 1:00) too quick to chyron "i think we'll do better there than people think." hillary clinton's already looking past super tuesday, focusing on trump: (sot: hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate 1:06-1:14) "at some point you can't just say whatever pops into your head if you want to be the president of the united states of america." republicans are looking ahead too, concerned whether trump can beat clinton in november. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. >> orange city, iowa residents will head to the polls today to decide if their local fire department will expand. the current station was built in 1973 and houses the trucks and gear. the orange city fire chief says the expansion is all about the safety of the firefighters. polls open at 7 this morning and close at 8 tonight at the living waters church. south dakota governor dennis daugaard has to act today on a bill requiring transgender students to use a restrooms according to their sex at birth. ktiv's michelle schoening spoke with parents to get their reaction as decision day draws near.
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related to their biological sex--rather than the gender their identify with. "if a student is going through a transition they should go with what they're comfortable with. and that should go with the side of the times," lori zanarani, parent. under the bill, schools must provide reasonable accommodations for transgender students' needs. that could mean anything from a single stall restroom, a unisex restroom or a private bathroom somewhere else in the school building. the superintenden t of dakota valley schools says they're equipped to make those accommodations. "there's a family restroom which is a unisex restroom in the new high school. also, all our nurses offices have restrooms in them which are unisex restrooms," said al leber, superintendent of dakota valley. "while parents are understanding of the change, some believe that kind of exposure at such a young age could be confusing to their children," said michelle schoening, siouxland's news channel. "as they get older and into high school and college, it's fine they're a little more understanding of stuff. at this age there's going to be so many questions and so much curiosity," said skye sample, parent. a mother of two middle school boys has the same concern. "i don't want them to have to deal with the sexual connotation involved with having mixed genital parts in the same area while they are changing," said tanya reyes, parent. if the governor dennis daugaard takes no action, the bill will
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in north sioux city, south dakota, michelle schoening, ktiv news four. >> the american civil liberties union says more than two dozen similar bills have been filed in state legislatures across the country in the first two months of 2016. the family of late supreme court justice antonin scalia will hold a memorial in his honor tomorrow. it will be held at the mayflower hotel in washington d-c. scalia died on february 13-th in texas. multiple supreme court justices are expected to give remarks at the memorial service. after 340 days in space, scott kelly is set to return to earth today. he's been at the international space station longer than than any other u-s astronaut. and he also has the record for the most cumulative time in space, spending 520 days total in
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kelly's latest mission has been focused on science. nasa has been looking at the effects of long- durattion space missions on the human body, in hopes of future missions to mars. the sioux city police association has donated money to a center that serves child victims of abuse. mercy's child advocacy center was presented a check for $5,000 yesterday. the money will go toward the center's move to a new and larger facility. "this is going to increase the ability to see children in a more timely fashion," said lea greathouse, executive director of the mercy medical center foundation. "we're going to go from one interview room to three, from one exam room to two." the center serves children in 35 counties. it has worked with more than 15-thousand children since the program began in 1989.
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have been involved with the child advocacy center for years in areas of child abuse investigations. according to the wall street journal, the odds of being born on leap day are 1 in 1,461. unitypoint health- st. luke's in sioux city welcomed one of those newborns yesterday afternoon. nats of baby crying meet zoey boltjes. zoey came into the world at 2:19pm. she's 18 inches long, and weighs seven pounds, eight ounces. zoey's parents, andrew and trisha, are happy that she's finally here and healthy. they're also excited about one perk of having a leap day baby. "she'll be 21 when she's 84," said father, andrew knight. "something like that," said mother, trisha. andrew. zoey was one of five leap day babies born at st.
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an alabama restaurant is pushing the political boundaries when it comes to pizza. we'll show you the owner who's putting donald trump's face on a pizza in what's trending.
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here's what's trending... republican presidential candidate donald trump might be used to being in the hot seat when it comes to debates... but now one alabama restaurant wants to see how he holds up in a hot oven. customers of joe's world famous pizzeria in athens, alabama can find out by ordering up a slice of "the donald" for lunch. thanks to a student artist's spot-on stencil drawing of the face and hair of donald trump, pizza maker joe carlucci was able to bake a trump pizza, a classic cheese pie baked in a stone fired
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still to come... actor george kennedy passed away sunday. what his fans are doing to honor him.
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jimmy fallon had steve martin on
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michael mckean, and kevin delaney. you can catch the tonight show with jimmy fallon right here on ktiv at 10:35 after news 4. leonardo dicaprio fans in the russian city of yakutsk performed a "dance of joy" in support of their favorite actor during the oscars. members of the local group "oscar to leo" gathered sunday to watch the academy awards live. the group collected silver and gold to make an oscar statue they are planning to present to dicaprio. there were cheers and celebrations after dicaprio won the best actor academy award for his performance in the survival epic "the revenant." flowers were laid on the hollywood walk of fame star for actor george kennedy who died sunday. kennedy had a long and successful career in show business, appearing on stage with his parents when he was just two years old. mostly known for playing gruff and dominating male characters, kennedy wowed audiences in the late 80's... this time displaying his comedic chops in the comedy classic film the
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from the files of police squad. george kennedy was 91-years-old. tuesday, march 1 al- pop singer justin bieber is 22 sarah- pop singer kesha (formerly ke$ha) is 29 al- actress lupita nyong'o is 33 sarah- actor mark-paul gosselaar is 42 al- actor tim daly is 60 sarah- actor- director ron howardrds 62 al- actor alanan thicke i i69 sarah- rock singer roger dalaley (the who) is 72
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a guilty plea from jonathan neunaber in the murder of his mother tops our siouxland headlines this morning. the akron, iowa man pleaded guilty to second- degree murder and willful injury as part of a plea agreement yesterday in plymouth county court. the 46-year-old neunaber admitted that he killed his mother by repeatedly hitting her with a steelelipe. neunaber told the judge he didn't want the responsibility of having to be the man of the house after his father died of natural causes. the deal calls for a 60-year prison sentence.
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shooting and wounding a police officer is pleading not guilty. 18-year-old isaiah mothershed is charged with two counts o oattempted murder. police say mothershed shot officer ryan moritz during an investigation at a local apartment on february 7th. he is also charged with five counts of first-degree robbery in incidents dating back to december 7th. today's the deadline for south dakota governor dennis daugaard to make a decision on the transgender bathroom bill. the measure approved by the legislature would require school students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their biological sex. if governor daugaard takes no action, it will become law without his signature.
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finally this morning... a russian zoo has released video of a polar bear playing with her cub. the bear, called gerda, gave birth in december at novosibirsk zoo... but her cub is only now strong enough to go on public view. polar bears rarely give birth in captivity and when they do the cubs are often very small and weak.
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good morning. march madness. voters in 12 states head to the polls on this super tuesday. the most crucial day of the election so far. crump and clinton way out in front. will they deliver knockout blows or can rubio, cruz and sanders hang on? our decision 2016 team has it covered from every angle. the director of the fbi and one of apple's top executives facing off in congress today in their battle over unlocking iphones, as a judge deals the government a big blow in court. tearful testimony. erin andrews breaks down over the video of her most private

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